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CNN Student News Learning Activity: H1N1 Virus

Students will learn about the H1N1 virus (commonly known as swine flu) and research why officials are concerned about the H1N1 pandemic. Students will also learn about the measures that are being taken by international, federal and local health authorities to prevent the spread of colds and the flu and a possible outbreak of influenza.

updated Thu Oct 22 2009 21:51:28

CNN Student News Learning Activity: H1N1 Virus

Students will learn about the H1N1 virus (commonly known as swine flu) and research why officials are concerned about the H1N1 pandemic. Students will also learn about the measures that are being taken by international, federal and local health authorities to prevent the spread of colds and the flu and a possible outbreak of influenza.

updated Tue Sep 22 2009 22:17:56

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Hispanic Heritage Month

Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.

updated Tue Sep 15 2009 22:54:08

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The Constitution in Action

Students will explore contemporary applications of the U.S. Constitution.

updated Wed Apr 08 2009 22:05:52

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding Earthquakes

Procedure: Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2009. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.

updated Wed Apr 08 2009 22:05:07

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Tracking Your Income

Students will learn about the importance of monitoring their money and setting up personal budgets.

updated Sun Mar 01 2009 19:38:51

CNN Student News Learning Activities: Women's History Month

Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the significant roles that women have played in shaping U.S. and world history.

updated Wed Feb 11 2009 10:37:46

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Lincoln's Words

Many people around the world consider Abraham Lincoln to be one of the most eloquent leaders of all time. Challenge your students to learn more about Abraham Lincoln by examining his words.

updated Thu Jan 29 2009 11:45:45

CNN Student News Learning Activities: Black History Month

Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the history, culture and achievements of African-Americans.

updated Tue Jan 13 2009 22:26:18

CNN Student News Learning Activity: MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Students will examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Also, they will compose responses to Dr. King in which they compare his historic vision of racial equality in the United States to the reality of present-day life.

updated Tue Jan 13 2009 22:25:11

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Presidential Inaugurations

Students will embark on an inauguration scavenger hunt to learn about some of the unique moments in U.S. presidential inauguration history.

updated Mon Dec 15 2008 22:58:04

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Winter Weather

Students will learn about different winter weather events, their causes and effects, and the regions most likely to experience them.

updated Mon Dec 01 2008 21:39:17

CNN Student News Learning Activity: U.S. Secretaries of State

Learn about the history of the U.S. State Department and the backgrounds and accomplishments of former U.S. secretaries of state.

updated Sun Nov 30 2008 17:05:19

CNN Student News Learning Activity: World AIDS Day

Students will learn about the history of the AIDS pandemic and the status of AIDS in the United States. Students will create ways to inform various demographic groups in the U.S. about the risk of HIV/AIDS.

updated Mon Nov 10 2008 21:39:19

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Interviewing Military Veterans

Students will interview U.S. military veterans to learn about the sacrifices that these men and women have made in the defense of our country.

updated Sun Nov 09 2008 20:52:21

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Discrimination in Nazi Germany

Examine the history of prejudice and discrimination during Adolf Hitler's rise to power and during the Holocaust.

updated Sun Nov 02 2008 18:55:18

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Predict Electoral College Votes

Students will make educated predictions about how many electoral votes each presidential candidate will capture in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

updated Thu Oct 30 2008 22:57:42

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Electoral College Reform

Students will examine different proposals to reform the Electoral College and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals.

updated Wed Oct 01 2008 23:07:48

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Vice Presidential Candidates

Students will examine the roles of vice presidents and evaluate the qualifications of the current vice presidential candidates.

updated Tue Sep 16 2008 21:54:36

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The Constitution in Action

Students will explore contemporary applications of the U.S. Constitution.

updated Sun Sep 14 2008 20:15:12

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Debates Viewing Guide

Use the following activity to help students interpret televised political debates.

updated Wed Sep 10 2008 22:08:22

CNN Student News Learning Activity: September 11 Attacks

Students will examine the historical significance of the September 11 attacks.

updated Sun Sep 07 2008 18:55:09

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding Hurricanes

Students will learn about the causes and components of hurricanes and examine the factors that affect their intensity.

updated Thu Sep 04 2008 01:58:43

Learning Activity: Hurricanes: Community Impact

Students will produce iReports that examine how hurricanes impact their community

updated Wed Aug 27 2008 20:57:20

Student News Learning Activity: MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

Students will examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Also, they will compose written responses to Dr. King in which they compare his historic vision of racial equality in the United States to the reality of present-day life.

updated Sun Aug 17 2008 21:02:55

CNN Student News Learning Activity: National Political Conventions

Students will learn about the selection and responsibilities of political convention delegates.

updated Wed Aug 13 2008 14:06:50

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding earthquakes

Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2008. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.

updated Mon Jun 09 2008 14:42:55

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Political Issues

Students will learn about current political issues and formulate opinions about them.

updated Wed May 07 2008 00:05:20

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Polling

Students will create and evaluate public opinion polls.

updated Wed Apr 23 2008 23:10:49

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The Right to Vote

Students will learn about the champions of voting rights in the United States.

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 23:21:25

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Caucuses and Primaries

Students will learn about the process of nominating a presidential candidate and the differences between caucuses and primaries.

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 17:40:40

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Earth Day and Environmental Law

Students will learn about U.S. environmental legislation

updated Tue Apr 22 2008 17:32:36

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Earth Day and Environmental Law

Students will learn about U.S. environmental legislation

updated Sun Apr 20 2008 19:41:19

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Steroid Use in Sports

Students will learn about the risks associated with taking anabolic steroids and human growth hormone to improve athletic performance.

updated Sun Apr 13 2008 17:29:22

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The crisis in Darfur

Students will learn about the history and scope of the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan.

updated Sun Apr 06 2008 19:46:24

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Campaign Finance

Students will learn about campaign finance and campaign finance reform.

updated Wed Mar 26 2008 21:47:54

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Tracking Your Income

Students will learn about the importance of monitoring their money and setting up personal budgets.

updated Mon Mar 17 2008 15:39:36

CNN Student News Learning Activity: American Political Parties

Students will learn about political parties in the United States.

updated Wed Mar 05 2008 22:04:25

CNN Student News Learning Activities: Women's History Month

Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the significant roles that women have played in shaping the world.

updated Tue Feb 19 2008 19:20:15

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Fidel Castro Resigns

Students will investigate Fidel Castro's rise to power and his impact on U.S.-Cuban relations.

updated Sun Jan 27 2008 20:35:44

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The State of the Union

Students will place Monday night's State of the Union speech in a historical context.

updated Thu Jan 17 2008 16:31:17

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Business Cycles

Students will examine recent, local output of goods and services to help identify their community's position in the business cycle.

updated Sun Dec 16 2007 19:22:46

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Holiday Stress

Students will learn about different types of stress and stressors and how the body responds to different types of stress. Students will identify ways to manage holiday stress.

updated Mon Dec 03 2007 20:19:23

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Holiday Budgeting

Students will learn about the importance of budgeting and create their own budgets for buying holiday gifts.

updated Thu Nov 29 2007 22:10:27

CNN Student News Learning Activity: World AIDS Day

Students will learn about the history of the AIDS pandemic and the status of AIDS in the United States. Students will create ways to inform various demographic groups in the U.S. about the risk of HIV/AIDS.

updated Sun Nov 18 2007 19:13:26

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding Depression

Students will learn about the causes and symptoms of depression and how it is treated. Also, students will examine how to respond to someone who is depressed or expressing suicidal thoughts.

updated Tue Nov 13 2007 22:45:39

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Investigating MRSA

Students will research MRSA's effects on the human body, how the bacteria spreads and how it can be prevented and treated.

updated Tue Nov 13 2007 18:53:52

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Investigating MRSA

Students will research MRSA's effects on the human body, how the bacteria spreads and how it can be prevented and treated.

updated Mon Nov 12 2007 22:02:25

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Debates Viewing Guide

Use the following activity to help students interpret televised political debates.

updated Mon Nov 05 2007 21:44:15

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Exploring Pakistan

Students will conduct research to learn about the country of Pakistan and the political crisis that is taking place there.

updated Wed Oct 10 2007 17:03:45

CNN Student News Learning Activity: School Safety

Students will identify school-related safety concerns and learn about the safety measures that are in place at their school.

updated Mon Oct 01 2007 21:56:24

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Hispanic Heritage Month

Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.

updated Tue Sep 18 2007 21:36:32

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding the Fed

Students will learn about the Federal Reserve System and how monetary policy impacts the economy.

updated Thu Sep 13 2007 22:09:55

CNN Student News Learning Activity: The Constitution in action

Students will identify contemporary applications of the U.S. Constitution.

updated Tue Sep 04 2007 20:00:20

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding Hurricanes

Students will learn about the causes and components of hurricanes and examine the factors that affect their intensity.

updated Sun Aug 26 2007 19:10:14

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Impact your world

Students will learn about specific problems going on in their community and other parts of the world, and identify ways for young people to address some of these issues.

updated Sun Aug 19 2007 20:30:36

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Evaluate the events of summer 2007

Students will identify and discuss key news events that took place during the summer of 2007 and evaluate and rate the significance of these events for inclusion in a history textbook.

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